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    • Balaclavas.

    • Balaclavas.

    • Sculpture; Headgear; Symbols; Commercialism; Commerce; Shopping; Patterns (Design elements); Logos; Swastikas; Rabbits; Animals; Mirrors; Reflections; Cameras; Photographic apparatus & supplies

    • Series of five woolen hoods; "The motifs on Trockel's knitted balaclavas emblematized various issues. The 'bunnies', for instance, teasingly evoked the kind of imagery displayed in [Sigmar] Polke's Playboy Bunnies, whilst the swastikas nudged...
    • Filter Fat Corner.

    • Filter Fat Corner.

    • Sculpture; Allusions; Chemistry; Science; Interpersonal relations; Social science; Sociology; Utopias

    • "The work consisted of a triangular gauze filter stretched across a corner into which lumps of fat had been packed. Apart from alluding to physical metamorphoses brought about via osmosis, processes of refinement and purification were evoked....
    • I Love You.

    • I Love You.

    • Paintings; Mixed media; Butterflies; Insects

    • "There was a lyrical quality to Hirst's use of butterflies' lifecycles, both in the 1991 installation In and Out of Love, and the related 1994-5 series of paintings, of which I Love You forms part." (Caption, p.231); "By contrast to...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Metalwork

    • Galvanized steel and concrete. "Deacon's organically related forms often derive from sources in the Bible, poetry, fairy stories, and figures of speech. In the two versions of the laminated wood sculpture For Those Who Have Ears (1982-3), for...
    • Numbers.

    • Numbers.

    • Drawings; Numerals

    • "Johns used letters or numbers as a means of reintroducing the signifiers of a collective sign system into a Modernist 'field' previously answerable to subjective judgments of taste. The textures in his drawings in particular are subtly...
    • Untitled.

    • Untitled.

    • Sculpture; Abstract sculpture; Abstract works; Boxes; Geometry

    • "Judd's industrially manufactured, modular pieces, developed from 1966 onwards, were stubbornly empirical investigations of specific materials and visual effects. He shunned mystification and openly declared the nature of his structures. The...
    • Five Car Stud.

    • Five Car Stud.

    • Sculpture; Tableaux; Night; Violence; Terrorism; Punishment & torture; Race discrimination; Discrimination; Race relations; Racism; Social aspects; Interpersonal relations; Social justice; Social values; Minorities; Ethnic groups; Men; Women;...

    • Tableau: cars, plaster casts, guns, rope, masks, chainsaw, clothing, oil pan with water and plastic letters, paint, polyester resin, styrofoam rocks, and dirt; "Ruthlessly forgoing aesthetic or metaphorical niceties, Keinholz's grotesquely...
    • Made in Heaven, detail, Koons and Cicciolina.

    • Made in Heaven, detail, Koons and Cicciolina.

    • Posters; Billboard posters; Billboards; Prints; Lithographs; Planographic prints; Advertisements; Advertising; Exhibition posters; Exhibitions; Art exhibitions; Motion pictures; Erotic films; Erotica; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Lust;...

    • Lithograph billboard poster. "Koons followed up this poster with a series of explicit, human-scale, photo-based 'paintings' of the couple having sex. Characteristically, Koons asserted that his concerns were far removed from pornography. He...
    • Made in Heaven.

    • Made in Heaven.

    • Posters; Billboard posters; Billboards; Prints; Lithographs; Planographic prints; Advertisements; Advertising; Exhibition posters; Exhibitions; Art exhibitions; Motion pictures; Erotic films; Erotica; Sex; Relations between the sexes; Lust;...

    • Lithograph billboard poster. "Koons followed up this poster with a series of explicit, human-scale, photo-based 'paintings' of the couple having sex. Characteristically, Koons asserted that his concerns were far removed from pornography. He...
    • Blue Veil.

    • Blue Veil.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "In Louis's enormous 'veils' of the 1950s the physical operations of pouring paint or tilting a canvas so that the paint floods down it are powerfully implied." (Caption, p.28); "[Clement] Greenberg's conception of 'Modernism' as...
    • At Five in the Afternoon.

    • At Five in the Afternoon.

    • Paintings; Casein paintings; Tempera paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Allusions; Fantasy; Poetry; Liberty; Death; Fascism; Civil wars; War; Bulls; Animals

    • "This painting deliberately combines a host of allusions to Spanish culture such as the stark black/white contrasts of Goya, Velasquez, and Picasso, the Spanish poet Lorca's lament to a dead bullfighter, 'Llanto por Ignacio Jánchez mejías',...
    • Composition 8.

    • Composition 8.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works; Geometry; Colors

    • "Vassily Kandinsky was a prominent member of the Bauhaus faculty from 1922, and he remained until 1933, when it was closed by the Nazis. His paintings of that period reflect the geometric angularity he espoused as part of the Russian...
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